Why is plastic bad for the planet?

Hundreds of news articles have been written over the past few years about the rise of plastic waste and with it, plastic litter.

While there’s no denying that plastic is everywhere nowadays, there is some confusion as to why plastic is so bad for our planet.

After all, it’s still mass-produced, and people are still regularly bringing it into their homes.

Plastic is everywhere you look in the home — whether it’s the handwash container and shampoo bottle in the bathroom, the toys in the lounge, or the utensils and food storage boxes in the kitchen.

There’s a difference between single-use plastic and plastic products that are created to be reused. However, there are risks associated with both.

This blog post takes a look at why plastic is such a problem for the environment.

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Everything you need to know about nuclear waste

If you watched Chernobyl recently, then you may have had your first insight into the world of nuclear energy.

If you didn’t see Chernobyl, then it was an HBO mini-series based on the true story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The accident took place on 26 April 1986, and you can watch the eye-opening trailer for the show below.

So, what is nuclear energy, how is nuclear waste produced, and how do we, as humans, safely deal with the waste?

Read on to learn more on this fascinating subject.

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How to create an eco-friendly bathroom

Of all the rooms in a house, the bathroom rivals the kitchen for the most waste produced. However, it’s also the room where people are most likely to forget to be kind to the environment.

So, how can you create an eco-friendlier bathroom? Follow our top tips below to get started.

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How to reduce your carbon footprint when travelling

We live in a time where travel is prevalent — both for work and leisure. However, this travel can come at a large cost to the planet by way of carbon emissions, and some travel habits truly have a huge impact.

Flights, for example, are relatively cheap to buy but planes produce very high carbon emissions. Until new aircraft arrives, flights will, unfortunately, remain one of the most significant contributors to the issue of climate change.

So, how can we all travel in an eco-friendlier way? We’ve gathered some ideas for you below.

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Tips for eco-friendly travel

Travel in itself is not a very eco-friendly activity as it always involves the use of transport, however many people find travel highly enjoyable and aren’t willing to give it up for the sake of the environment. After all, travel isn’t all bad — it can be highly beneficial in broadening the mind and boosting mental health, as well as giving local economies a lift.

Luckily, there are a number of ways to enjoy a holiday while keeping your environmental impact to a minimum.

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Eco-friendly New Year’s resolutions for 2019

Whether it’s the start of 2019 when you are reading this blog post or later in the year, there’s no time like the present to make some small changes in your life which have a big positive impact on the planet. The problem with wanting to ‘go green’ is often not knowing where to start, which can then put people off trying at all. So, we’ve collected together some ideas for green changes you can make as New Year’s resolutions.

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Interesting facts you didn’t know about coffee

As we have recently started a new venture involving the recycling of disposable coffee cups, we have been very interested to learn more about the popular drink they contain. After all, the whole nation is hooked! We have collected together some of our favourite and most interesting coffee facts and figures below for your enjoyment.

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Carlsberg ditches its plastic can holders

Carlsberg, one of the world’s largest breweries, has unveiled plans to replace its plastic can holders with a glue that’s fully recyclable.

Plastic can holders — also known as plastic pack rings, hi-cones or yokes — have long been the focus of discontent, not just because of the material they are made from, but for the danger they pose to wildlife and marine life. In fact, as far back as the 1970s there were wildlife campaigners telling consumers to cut the plastic rings up with scissors before binning them to reduce the risk of harm to animals.

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Air pollution linked to decline of city sparrows

The population of London’s house sparrows dropped by 60 per cent between 1994 and 2006, and the blame has been placed on an increase in air pollution — namely, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) produced by diesel cars. While some had only considered people and plants being affected by air pollution, a study by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has shown that birds and wildlife are sadly just as susceptible.

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